Mark your calendars! Here are upcoming events that showcase diversity and give opportunities to learn more about various ideas and identities.
Here are some of the events that gave students opportunities to learn about diversity and inclusion on campus.
9th Annual Martin Luther King Legacy Day: The Quest for Equality- Empathy and Global Justice in Divided World
Annual celebration that allows the community to reflect on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The community is invited to nominate community members who have shown leadership in the promotion of the ideals of Dr. King. An essay and speech contest also is held to provide community members with the opportunity to express their reflections of the works of Dr. King.
LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training
In an effort to increase awareness of the LGBTQ+ community on campus, the Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion (SDI) hosted a training where students, staff and faculty learned about the basics of sexuality, sexual orientation and gender. This includes the coming out process and definitions of various identities. Participants received certificates and decals that they can post signaling themselves as allies in the community.
Members of the community lined Knight Auditorium with food, fun and festival to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. Attendees browsed the various cultural booths and enjoyed several performances of song, dance and poetry all symbolizing the rich fabric of diversity on our campus.
In honor of Women's History Month, we hosted Iyeoka Okoawo- a Nigerian-American award winning poet, recording artist and global TED Fellow who gave a spectacular musical performance with strong messages of empowerment.
7 Hip Hop Affirmations Workshop
Mike Bruny, a certified life coach and motivational speaker facilitated an excellent workshop focusing on personal development using inspiration from hip hop music and his life experiences.